How to stay safe on the Internet.
Top tips for children.
Make sure your computer is secure—follow the advice in the Secure your computer section of the government website given below.
Set strong passwords, particularly for important online accounts and change them regularly—consider making a diary entry to remind yourself.
Stop and think before you share any personal or financial information—about you, your friends or family. Don’t disclose identity information(birth date, name of school or address) through email or online unless you have initiated the contact and you know the other person involved.
Don't give your email address out without needing to. Think about why you are providing it, what the benefit is for you and whether it will mean you are sent emails you don’t want.
Be very suspicious of emails from people you don’t know, particularly if they promise you money, good health or a solution to all your problems. The same applies for websites. Remember, anything that looks too good to be true usually is.
Limit the amount and type of identity information you post on social networking sites. Don’t put sensitive, private or confidential information on your public profile.
When using a public computer, don’t submit or access any sensitive information online. Public computers may have a keystroke logger installed which can capture your password, credit card number and bank details.
The best place to go for up to date information about internet safety is to: Stay Smart Online. This is official
Australian Government website.